Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System
CEJIL promotes and enriches critical dialogue on the Inter-American System through the production of reports and analyses as well as the publication of position papers and an annual Journal, all with the aim of fostering discussion on important human rights issues. At the same time, CEJIL monitors and publicizes the nomination and election process for members of the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights.
Publicación: 12.March.2016

IAHRS achievements have been plausible both in times of authoritarian rule, and democracy. Thus, it has been in several situations as the last resort of justice in the hemisphere, and likewise, it has functioned as a tool to synergistically intervene in ongoing processes, allowing dialogue and sometimes timely control against human rights violations.

Some processes of regulatory reform made by the IACHR and the Inter-American Court in the past had positive results, however, at different moments in the history of the ISHR, some member states of the OAS reacted negatively to international supervision periodically driving evaluation processes on IAHRS operation, in which their decisions, skills, rules of procedures, practices and methods are questioned. From 2011 to 2014 a new reform process directed primarily to the work of the Commission and had a high consensus among the majority of Member States, for various reasons, they decided to support restrictive proposals for regulatory reform and practice opened. Numerous civil society organizations, victims' groups, academia, intellectuals, and others, denounced the imminent danger of a setback in the protection IAHRS of the most restrictive positions suggested by some parties adopted.

CEJIL, along with many of the aforementioned actors, actively participated in the discussion process, lobbying and dissemination of information relevant to the positioning of various actors, with the aim of promoting positions that allow a resolution of the discussion did not lose of IAHRS sight of the importance of the protection and promotion of human rights in the hemisphere, and that propendiera to effective capacity building and impact of the regional system to respond to the realities of our continent.

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